Thursday, November 6, 2014

How to choose coordinating fabrics like the pros

Often times we may find ourselves in love with a particular fabric, but when it comes time to select the other fabrics for the room, we’re stumped. Sometimes designer fabric companies will help out, by attaching coordinating fabrics to the larger samples. My favorite fabric line of all time is Designer’s Guild. Their use of color, scale and whimsy is unmatched (in my humble opinion).
Let me show you some examples from their showroom, of how to find the perfect coordinating fabrics. Notice in each grouping, the use of different textures. Silk, velvet, cotton, linen, chenille, etc. are all mixed together to give the room depth and texture. 
I’m sorry I don’t have “Feelevision,” so you could feel these fabrics for yourself. 

 I love how in the next two examples, although the main fabric is flowery and feminine, they have brought in stripes and plaids to make it less so.

You don’t always have to go with the obvious coordinating colors. In the example below, instead of choosing green or pink, they chose to highlight the vibrant blue.
Unlike the example above, here’s an example of using the predominant color for your coordinating fabrics. Equally as beautiful.
When you’re out searching for your own fabric, play around with different color combinations and textures. It will make your room more lively and interesting. 

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